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David Peralta returns to lineup Saturday
by R.J. White |

Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta is back in the starting lineup Saturday.

Peralta hasn't started since Sept. 5 due to a back injury, but he was able to pinch hit Friday. He has hit .292/.325/.459 with seven home runs, 34 RBI and six stolen bases in 305 at-bats during his rookie campaign.

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Josh Hamilton day-to-day with inflammation
by R.J. White |

Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton underwent a CT scan on the front and back of his ribcage, and the diagnosis is that he's dealing with inflammation, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Hamilton is day-to-day while recovering from the injury. He has hit .263/.331/.414 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI in 338 at-bats.

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Hyun-Jin Ryu begins throwing Saturday
by R.J. White |

Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu began a throwing program Saturday by playing catch before his team's game against the Cubs, the Orange County Register reports.

Ryu will likely miss the remainder of the regular season, but he's hoping his shoulder injury will recover enough to allow him to pitch in the playoffs. He owns a 3.38 ERA and 139:29 K:BB ratio in 152 innings.

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Danny Duffy throws bullpen session Friday
by R.J. White |

Royals pitcher Danny Duffy threw a bullpen session late Friday and will be held out of action Saturday and Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Duffy hasn't pitched since Sept. 6 due to a shoulder issue, but he's listed as the team's probable starter for Monday's game in Cleveland. As long as he doesn't suffer a setback over the weekend, he should return to action Monday. Duffy owns a 2.42 ERA and 108:50 K:BB ratio in 141 1/3 innings.

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Robinson Cano delivers three-hit performance Friday
by R.J. White |

Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano went 3 for 5 with an RBI in his team's 10-5 win over the Astros Friday.

While his power is down from his recent seasons in New York, Cano continues to get it done at the plate. If he can finish the season with his current .321 batting average or better, it'll represent his best mark since his second major-league season in 2006. Cano has hit .321/.387/.465 with 14 home runs, 78 RBI and a career-high 10 stolen bases in 564 at-bats.

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Juan Uribe out Saturday with tightness in side
by R.J. White |

Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe is not in the starting lineup due to tightness in his side, reports.

The injury is minor, and Uribe is expected to return to the starting lineup Sunday. He has hit .309/.336/.440 nine home runs and 48 RBI in 366 at-bats.

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Ben Zobrist struggling to produce in September
by R.J. White |

Rays infielder Ben Zobrist has struggled at the plate in September, hitting just .236/.313/.292 with one home run and three RBI in 72 at-bats.

Zobrist posted a .927 OPS in July and delivered solid production in August despite failing to record a home run during the month. His production has fallen off this month, with only two of his 11 hits going for extra bases. For the season, Zobrist has hit .268/.352/.393 with 10 home runs, 47 RBI and nine stolen bases in 545 at-bats.

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Jedd Gyorko extends hit streak to 10 games
by R.J. White |

Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko went 1 for 4 and scored two runs in Friday's 5-0 win over the Giants.

Gyorko has recorded at least one hit in 10 straight games, extending what's been a very good second half after struggling early in the season and missing an extended period of time on the disabled list. He has hit .272/.346/.426 with five home runs and 27 RBI in 169 at-bats since the All-Star break after hitting .162/.213/.270 in the first half.

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Ryan Rua delivers four-hit performance Friday
by R.J. White |

Rangers outfielder Ryan Rua went 4 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored in his team's 12-3 win over the Angels Friday.

Rua initially struggled at the plate upon his promotion in late August, but he's collected six multi-hit performances in his last 11 games, including a 9-for-18 stretch with two doubles and six runs scored in his last four games. He has hit .320/.338/.387 in 75 at-bats.

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Jake Marisnick delivering over last 10 days
by R.J. White |

Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick has enjoyed a spike in production over the last 10 days, going 11 for 25 at the plate and stealing four bases in eight games.

Marisnick has boosted his OPS by 58 points during the hot streak, though his only extra-base hit over the stretch was a double in Friday's loss to the Mariners. He has hit .246/.283/.293 with one home run, 13 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 191 at-bats.

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